Say Hello to your Ming Gua...

You've known it since you were little, you are destined for greatness, a true Star..... actually one of 8 !

Ming Gua cartoonYour Ming Gua is the Guardian Spirit bestowed upon you at birth, and is with you to provide guidance from within, especially in times of need. Your Ming Gua is not you, it is completely separate, and will never leave you, no matter how many times you turn a deaf ear to it..! You will be influenced by this spirit, and portray specific characteristics... some of which are quite entertaining... Read More

Enter your birth information below, click on calculate, locate your Ming Gua # in the top right box and then continue on to read some fun characteristics! Will you recognize yourself in my fun explanations... maybe... maybe not... but I bet if you ask a friend what they think... you'll hear them softly chuckling as they read... go on, give it a go!

The yellow box and Y & M show more areas of 9 Star Ki - more my area of expertise. Stay focused on your Ming Gua #, and enjoy the read...

#1You have a strong water base, and as such.... tend to go with the flow. Quite flexible and able to shift direction at a moments notice, you can also hide much within. It is important to remember that while water may appear calm on the surface, it can be quite restless underneath... You are a good traveller, communicate well, and like to network with others, often maintaining a diplomatic stance: you want to reach out to everyone, somewhat akin to the fingers of a river... I expect you can mediate very well, as such skills are very natural for you and whether at home or work, you can settle unnecessary chit-chat easily. Like a boat navigating white-water rapids, you can successfully negotiate any conversation. Overall, you are charming, courageous, persistent, confident with a liberal-mind, and I would not be surprised if you are quite beautiful. Intelligent and creative, you are likely to possess an intuitive mind. We must never forget water's ability to be unfathomably dark, as this produces an ability for deep emotions, sometimes a tad dark, and possibly depressive. You may hide a few insecurities, and occasionally feel alone... so counter this by using your astute social skills and get out there with everyone!

#2Ahh, you are of earth quality, generally a traditionalist, tend to be very stable and I expect rather conservative... You probably like to mull things over for quite some time before making a decision, so a little procrastination is always in your routine.... A very loyal friend, you most often self-sacrifice and put the needs of others before yourself. In the bigger picture, there are two types of earth Ming Guas: soft earth and hard earth. You my friend fall into the hard earth category, which can give credence to the phrase “If I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you”. Don't get mad because I said that, you know there is some truth to it, so own it - after all, this also means you believe in yourself, which is good! This can also make you somewhat like a mountain, a little hard to move at times, possibly stubborn, and rather strong willed. It is not all bad, like I said, you know who you are, and that is a good thing. Stubbornness may become your biggest challenge, and it is important to realize that your way is not the only way, as once you open up to other's new possibilities, well... the world may very well be your oyster....

#3As the first of two wood Ming Guas, you are rather crafty aren't you... and I don't mean with a glue gun! With an inner determination like no other, you are also fearless, bold and persistent - wow what a combination...! You are like the new growth of Spring, pushing through the soil and letting nothing stand in your way. With a strong love of life, you enjoy everything around you, and make sure everyone knows it! Being noticed is important to you, I expect you often make an entrance into a room, somewhat like a clap of thunder announcing Springs arrival.... You can be a force to be reckoned with if necessary. You may hold guard over others like the high canopy of a tree, which can somewhat overwhelm them. However, on the flip side, some people will feel sheltered by your loving and protective embrace, and want to be near you for shelter. I expect you have many varied areas of interest, rather like a tree branch reaching outwards to see what it can touch. You may like to change careers due to becoming bored, as you have a thirst for knowledge and new experiences. Impulsive and somewhat stubborn can liken you to Ming Gua #2 at times.... however you do have a good sense of humour... and if you have dimples on your face... boy I bet you are sarcastically cheeky to boot..!

#4As our second wood Ming Gua, you are softer and much more compromising than your counterpart Gua 3. As such we can liken you to bamboo, bending beautifully in the wind, willowy and flexible... now isn't that a nice picture! You are more subdued and hesitant, not like your 3 cohorts, and will often think inwardly, not rush things and can adapt well to new situations. You instinctively know when to proceed and when to retreat, and are often cautiously optimistic. You take great care in how you present yourself and in your personal appearance, as you wish to show a positive view to anyone who is looking. Romantic and social, you are an easy and good communicator, with a strong academic streak. I expect you have lots of friends and enjoy networking, and possess strong entrepreneurship skills, primarily because you also have an independent streak. On the downside though, you have times of strong emotion, with moods changing in the wind.... Your flexibility tends to encourage a somewhat bending of the rules to suit your needs, and that can be very creative indeed….it can also get you into trouble... however I expect you are just fine aren't you....

#6The first of our two metal Ming Guas, you may appear rather rigid like steel, but you are actually quite soft within. You are likely to lead very well.....and definitely.... less likely to follow. With such steel around you, there may be moments when others simply cannot argue with you – you won’t stand for it, and you certainly won't bend.... Most often a strict disciplinarian, you are possibly headstrong and obstinate as rules are important and you like to see them adhered to! Now if that feels wrong as you read this, let's flip it around... you may not be as strict as I just mentioned... but I bet you like order, guidelines and rules right..? That is how such strong metal may show through you. If there are some other factors in your birth chart... you may be hard to get along with, most often because you are a goal orientated perfectionists and very focused - however, certainly not written in stone. With your shoulders pulled back, you can be very proud, and will not air your dirty laundry in public. Sometimes though such a strong stance can cause loneliness and depression, it is good to learn not to take things too seriously - don't think so much!

#7A our second metal Ming Gua, you outwardly appear soft, rather like gold, but things are not quite what they seem.... you are actually made of very strong stuff.... You possess a wonderful effervescence that sparkles around you, and is quite contagious - you can be the life of the party....when you want to be. Often outwardly beautiful, this may encourage a rather egotistical stance, but you know what... you probably deserve it, so I say strut your stuff for all to see! Public speaking and sales are great areas for you, because you manage to make your points effectively and clearly: people like that about you. Such a way with words is wonderful... however it can cut both ways. You can have moments of soothing wise words, or argumentative slicing ones and sometimes this makes it hard for others to tell whether you have just caressed them....or cut them down to size - most often sarcastically... Did you compliment... or condemn them..? With a sharp and skilled, slightly cunning nature you may be hard to get to know; in fact you are likely to be very private. Keeping your cards close to your chest, you leave others on the outside at times, most often working on a need to know basis... I kinda like that about you...

#8And here we have the much softer side of the earth Ming Guas, somewhat akin to those expansive rolling hills we like to roam, that allow us to exhale deeply... Ahh...! You are a nurturer, with a very down to earth, practical and reliable approach to life. A natural networker and supporter, you gather people together and have an ability to generate and inspire them. Not one to sit still, you are a doer rather than a thinker and probably don’t like to beat around the bush: why wait ‘til tomorrow, when you can do it today! I expect you are very confident in who you are, firm in your convictions, and possess a thirst for learning. Once you have put your ego aside, you can be a great leader, and sometimes a follower - depends on who is leading though, they better be good, or you will overtake them.... Careers in earth industries like real estate, investments and banking are often beneficial for you. If we look to the 5 elemental sequence (because earth is the mother of metal) you can accumulate money once you set your intent. On the downside.... you are likely super-sensitive, often internalizing everything, so you need to learn to express your emotions, and not hold them in all the time....

#9Such a star, you are born of fire, and as such are warm-hearted, energetic and very affectionate, and interestingly enough... I rarely work with Ming Gua 9's... you kinda have it all sorted! Spontaneity is large part of your life as you possess an absolute zest for living. A passionate person, you are often quite enlightened and spiritual-minded, which is why our paths may not meet. This intuition of yours comes from a deep desire to find the truth and meaning in life, and is inspiring to others. A quick thinker, you are able to share your fire, and illuminate the way for others. Highly intelligent, you can grasp difficult concepts easily, and quite often seek to be recognised for this.  Such intelligence may lead to impatience and intolerance toward others who are not up to your own standard though... you will try to teach them, but if they can't keep up... well, bye-bye! There can be a tendency for some hot-headed and fast responses; all depends on other elements in your chart. Remember fire likes to spread, can get out of control like a forest fire, and can either scorch you, or the person next to you... got a fire extinguisher handy..?

 

Thank you to Danny Van den Berghe for this wonderful online Calculator

Information compiled for fun by Samantha Plovie with reference to The Complete Idiots Guide to Feng Shui - 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Moran, Master Joseph Yu, and Master Val Biktashev